Coast Guard units prevent 18 illegal sea crossing operations, rescue 635 migrants (spokesperson)
18/03/2023 20:27, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Coast Guard units thwarted 18 illegal sea border crossings and rescued 635 migrants whose boats sank at sea.

The spokesperson for the National Guard said in a statement, Saturday, Coast Guard units in the governorates of Sfax ad Mahdia thwarted these operations on Friday night. They rescued 635 irregular migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa after their boats sank.

On the other hand, and in the context of addressing irregular migration, National Guard units operating in Kasserine and Kebili, on Friday, arrested 26 people from sub-Saharan African countries, who illegally crossed the western land border.

The Public Prosecutor has ordered legal measures to be taken against them, according to the same source.

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